Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

06/11/19

Milwaukee entrepreneurship not like Madison scene, nor should it be

The casual ’trep attire is the same, the conversations about launching and growing young companies are similar, and the worries about raising money are frequently shared. Parts of the startup and scale-up scene in Milwaukee, however, don’t much resemble the environment that has propelled Madison into being a hotspot for entrepreneurs. That’s more than OK.

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05/30/19

Business plan contest finalists reflect a more diverse entrepreneurial Wisconsin

At its birth in 2004, the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest drew far more entries from the Madison area than the rest of Wisconsin. As a result, the bulk of finalists were also from Dane County.

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05/28/19

Midwest emerging as venture hot spot: Will Wisconsin step up?

Dan Malven isn’t a wide-eyed optimist by nature. He’s a sober, even cautious, venture capitalist who is diligent about investments made by the fund he helps manage, Wisconsin-based 4490 Ventures.

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05/21/19

Rural and urban economies can improve with cooperation

With the city of Madison and its metropolitan area popping up consistently in national rankings on economic vitality, many people would assume all is well in the seven other counties that make up the Madison Region Economic Partnership. Don’t assume too much.

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05/14/19

Robocall relief may be coming, but it’s likely temporary and won’t be foolproof

There are “four serious charges” against me, someone can sell me the answer to my “chronic back pain,” I can translate what sounds like Mandarin, and I appear to have as many friends in Belarus and Lithuania as I do in Baraboo and Lake Mills. How do I know all that and more? My robocalls.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.

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